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Youth movement demands action on climate crisis, prepares for school walkout

Palo Verde High School Senior Ainslee Archibald knows people typically don’t take the opinions of her generation seriously in general, let alone when it...
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U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Democrats edged closer Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 along party...
congress. sigh.

Community health centers urge Congress to act amid renewed funding uncertainty

Roxana Valeton Perez, chief executive officer of First Person Care Clinic, has grand plans for her nonprofit organization.First Person, a community health center, offers...
warren at bonanza

Warren’s Social Security plan would raise benefits, make wealthy pay for it

More than a half million Nevadans who receive Social Security benefits would see an extra $200 a month and larger annual benefit increases, under...
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U.S. House committee advances gun control bills along party lines

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday despite unified Republican opposition.The committee voted along partisan lines...
probly radioactive

Warren announces opposition to military expansion in wildlife refuge

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her opposition Tuesday to the planned military expansion into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas. “I oppose military expansion...
what could possibly go wrong

The Nevada Republican Party’s best hope is Trump’s defeat

As you may have noticed, the Nevada Republican Party has changed over the years. Once an effective political force to be reckoned with, it...
really, in reno

‘Is there a national legislature forming in Reno?’

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is perplexed by the Trump administration’s plan to move legislative affairs positions for...
yucca panel

Presidential candidates implored to be more specific about Yucca

Nevada lawmakers, tribal leaders and conservationists want 2020 presidential candidates to more boldly oppose Yucca Mountain.“We need the candidates to understand that, a) we...

Cab drivers confront lawmakers, seek protection from ‘predatory’ companies

Excessive fines and fees charged to drivers by taxicab companies are draining drivers’ incomes, meaning the only way they can survive is by relying...

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